A strong southeast wind, heavy rains and an especially high tide combine to create a pool reaching from the ocean to the showers on the west side of the Oceanana Fishing Pier Thursday in Atlantic Beach. While not a king tide, which are the highest high- and lowest low-tide events of the year and happen when the Earth, sun and moon are aligned while the moon is at its perigee, or closest point in its elliptical orbit to Earth, Dec. 26-25 is a period of higher- and lower-than-normal tides. The the lunar perigee is Dec. 24. Photo: Dylan Ray
Weak tropical cyclones are intensifying as oceans warm
A study finds that forecast methods may underestimate tropical storms and Category 1 hurricanes, which have had bigger impacts over the past 30 years because of climate change.
Storm may bring high winds, flooding to Eastern NC
Subtropical Storm Nicole formed Monday east of the northern Bahamas and is forecast to turn west toward the U.S., possibly impacting portions of eastern N.C. this week.
Dock debris following Ian ‘worst we’ve seen,’ crews say
Environmental stewards contend that the debris contracted commercial fishers are removing makes the case that North Carolina needs to reinstate building codes for residential docks and piers.
NC 12 open Tuesday after overwash forces closure Monday
N.C. Highway 12 remained open between Rodanthe and Oregon Inlet on Tuesday morning, after closing for roughly three hours on Monday afternoon due to ocean overwash, however, sand and water remain on the roadway, per an update from the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
Hurricane warnings, watches discontinued as Ian weakens
Forecasters warn the threats of dangerous storm surge, flash flooding and high winds remain.
Ian regains strength, hurricane status
A tropical storm warning extends from Little River Inlet in South Carolina to Duck, including Pamlico Sound as the storm’s strength increased to 75 mph.
Ongoing research project looks at human toll of flooding
The Dynamics of Extreme Events, People and Places project is a collaboration of social and environmental scientists and engineers working to understand how flooding disasters disrupt people’s lives in coastal North Carolina and how communities respond and rebuild.
Officials unsurprised as 2 more Rodanthe homes collapse
After a nearby house fell earlier this year, Cape Hatteras National Seashore superintendent had advised owners of the two beach houses that were destroyed by a coastal storm Tuesday to remove the homes or take other proactive measures.
Storm kicks up big surf
Waves top the end of Jennette’s Pier Monday just after high tide. With a low-pressure system parked off the coast, waves pushed by near gale-force winds from the north and northeast battered the northern Outer Banks from Oregon Inlet to Corolla.
‘Don’t let your guard down’ as storm moves in: Officials
National Weather Service and state officials warn residents that significant ice and freezing rain are expected Friday evening into Saturday morning.
NC braces for possible ice, sleet, snow this weekend
Significant ice amounts are expected between Thursday and Saturday in eastern North Carolina that could cause power outages and make traveling dangerous to nearly impossible.
Rain, coastal flooding threatens eastern NC this weekend
A strong low-pressure system is expected to impact eastern North Carolina late this weekend.
Body found on Core Banks after coastal storm
A cause of death has yet to be determined for Gregory L. Miller of Durham, whose body washed up on the north end of South Core Banks Monday following the coastal storm that hit over the weekend and snarled transportation along the Outer Banks through Tuesday.
‘Mullet blow,’ ‘king tides’ join forces for nasty weekend
A coastal low-pressure system with wind gusts up to 60 mph combined with extreme high tides over the weekend to inundate highways and roadways, residential, commercial and natural areas along the North Carolina coast.
New research detects hurricane history hidden in tree rings
Research using core samples from trees in coastal savannas to reconstruct rainfall amounts from tropical cyclones of the past 300 years shows that storms are moving more slowly and dumping more and more rain.